THE youth of Murrurundi told the Upper Hunter Shire Council they wanted a brighter main street and this week 10 colourful new banners have been erected.
Council’s economic development project coordinator Tess Hynes said the idea was put forward during youth forums held by the council a few years ago.
“A group of young people aged 10 to 15 years sat with me over some hot chips and after some discussion everyone decided colourful street banners would be a great idea,” Ms Hynes said.
Mayor Lee Watts said it was important to support the ideas of local youth.
“Local young people are important to the growth and development of our towns,” Cr Watts said. “Council is very proud of the ideas and input that went into this project. The banners look amazing and brighten the streetscape for Murrurundi, which is what the young people set out to do – congratulations.”
The youth chose the themes and collected the images for the banners that they felt best represented their town.
Themes included local events, activities, sports, the river, heritage and art.
The banners were funded by the Youth Action and Policy Association of NSW and Essential
Country Mile Signs in Quirindi printed the banners and sponsored the design.Council erected the 10 banner poles and will rotate a total of 20 banners during the year.
If groups or organisations in Murrurundi are interested in purchasing a banner for an event or activity contact Cheryl Beatty at council’s Murrurundi office on 6540 1350.